A Talibani diktat asking citizens to give the names of their girls over 15 and widows under 45 so that eligible Taliban men can marry up to four wives.

Taliban must ensure religious freedom and human dignity to all

By Dr. Aslam Abdullah

The Taliban of Afghanistan want to establish the Islamic Emirates. They want to rule the country according to the Quran and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad. So the world would now understand Islam through its policies and practices. But, on the other hand, many Muslims would challenge their understanding of the Quran and the Sunnah. So a new conflict ensues, and the never-ending war in Afghanistan would prolong its dance of death.

Some diktats the Taliban have introduced in areas they control are already creating conflicts. The champions of Islam want men to grow their beards, stop smoking and give the names of their girls over 15 and widows under 45 so that eligible Taliban men can marry up to four wives. They would have the option to divorce anyone at will to marry the replacement.

Smoking is injurious to health, so are marijuana, hashish, and poppy seeds.

Afghanistan is a significant global producer of methamphetamine. The country’s opium poppy fields are the source of the majority of the world’s heroin. Now, the crystal meth could eventually become just as big an industry.

The Taliban do charge the drug traffickers a tax. They earn $4m a year from Bakwa district alone, though they deny links to the drugs trade. They make over $2 billion annually through drug trafficking. Their diktat to ban smoking while profiting from drug trafficking is a slap in the face of their faith. It is a mockery of every value that Islam promotes for human dignity. If they are sincere in their efforts to ensure a healthy, smoke-free Afghanistan, they should begin with a ban on narcotics.

Their diktat about the growing beard is ridiculous.  Beard is not a criterion to determine one’s commitment to divine guidance. Muslims learn about facial hair not from the Quran, but through hadith – or sayings – attributed to Prophet Muhammad. One such hadith stipulates: “Cut the mustaches short and leave the beard.” It is an ambiguous statement, and it is not an obligation. If it were so, most Imams would have their mustaches cut. It was a recommendation to his companions in a society where everyone sported a beard. Many non-Muslims at the time of the Prophet had longer beards. No single incident exists in any book of hadith that the Prophet punished anyone for not cutting mustaches and trimming his beards. The diktat of the Taliban is their subjective preference imposed in the name of God. If they punish anyone for flouting the rule in the name of religion, they will commit coercion. Islam strictly prohibits intimidation in its name.

The ruling on reporting girls over 15 and widows under 45 to the Taliban for marrying them to its fighters are the most offensive of all three dictates. No one can marry a girl without her free consent. Women are not the state’s property or any religious group, as they have a right to education and decide on their life partner.

It is the obligation of those who understand the Quran and the Sunnah to challenge these Taliban’s diktats.

If the Taliban want to establish the Islamic Emirates, they must ensure the following.

Religious freedom to all

Human dignity to all, women included.

Human rights for all

Education to all

Withdrawal of the offensive diktats

Representation of women in all aspects of national life

Banning the narcotics

Ensure that the law and not the barrel of guns protects justice.

An economy that guarantees self-reliance

A health system that secures the healthy future

Islam and monotheism make sense only when human dignity and rights are under the protection of the law. But, unfortunately, what The Taliban has done so far violates everything Islam stands for on human dignity and rights.

9 thoughts on “Taliban must ensure religious freedom and human dignity to all

  1. As the Russian UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov said, people around you don’t read the Quran, they can only know about it through you. Hence, it is our Muslim’s task to show our best version to the world. I am afraid that the Taliban coming to power as a repressive brutal regime will only increase Muslimophobia and hatred against us in the future.

  2. If Taliban prefer their old fashioned dictatorship rule, then one again, world countries and media who are benefitting from anti Islamic agenda will start creating Islamophobic environment 🙂

  3. As per the report of the UN experts there is no cultivation of opium in the Taliban held territory. It is grown only in regions held by the Afghan forces. Leave a line taxation on marijuana trade.

  4. When locals got fed up with the unIslamic Talibani diktats they took up arms and killed quite a few of them. Realizing that after all they were Muslims and deserved Islamic burial. While giving a bath they discovered that that the deceased was uncircumcised. It makes ample clear who is doing what.

  5. I think Taliban is correctly following Sharia & Quran. It is clearly written in Quran that women’s destination is her home. She does not have freedom to go outside, take education, wear what she wants. This is all about Islam.
    If you feel they should treat women equally then they have to leave Islam first. In Islam woman is second class & animal is third class citizen,

    1. Secular Hindu aka lying Hindu gutter rat,

      I see you are lying with your usual cut and paste RSS propaganda. Where is it written in Quran about women’s “destination being home”? Women in Islam are honored and elevated keeping in mind the nature of the genders. Islam liberates women, while Hinduism enslaves them. This is why so many wise Muslim rulers stopped the Hindu practice of Sati. Your comments apply to Hinduism, which is the basis of so much lies, misery, hatred, filthy and misogyny. Women are treated like sh1t in Hinduism, which is why so many convert to Islam. Hatred of women is evident from Hindu scriptures, attitudes and behavior of Hindu men, who are smelly predatory rapist scum.

      Vedas Promote Rape, Bestality, Violence And Also SAY Women Is Sin. Vishnu A Hindu God Is Said To Have Raped Tulsi. Its Mentioned In Shiva Purana, Rudra Samhita 2, Yudha Khanda 5, Ch 23.38-45 ”On seeing her husband, Vrnda too was delighted. She forgot her sorrow. She considered everything a dream. Delighted in the heart and with all the dormant passions kindled up, she sported with him for many days in the middle of that forest. Once at the end of the sexual intercourse she realised that it was Visnu. Vrnda rebuked him angrily and spoke thus. Vrnda said:—Fie on this misdeed of Visnu in outraging the modesty of another man’s wife. I have now realised you as the wielder of illusion, appearing in the guise of an ascetic. Soma Another Hindu God Is Said To Have Raped Brihaspati’s Wife After Kidnapping Her. Its Also Mentioned In Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Krishna Janma Khanda 80.9-19 ”[Tara to Soma]…And if you commit rape with me, you will surely be guilty of woman slaughter. But when the Moon, without minding her words was about to commit rape with her, the dispassionate chaste woman cursed him thus…In spite of the curse however, the Moon, held her and associated with her. Afterwards, holding the sorrowful, weeping wife of the Guru in his lap, he left that place. Another Hindu God Brihaspati Has Raped His Brother’s Pregnant Wife. Its Also Mentioned In Matsya Purana 49.17-28 ”Suta said:- Brihaspati, whilst staying on Earth, one day saw the wife of his brother, Usija, who was big with child, and addressed her thus:- ”Dress thyself well and let us enjoy.” She, being thus addressed, replied to Brihaspati thus:- ”The embryo in my womb is mature and is already reciting the Vedas. Thy seed will also not be fruitless and thy proposal is sinful.” Hearing which, Brihaspati said:- ”I need not to be taught morality by thee, O sweet one.” After saying that, he carried out his desire by force. Indra Another Hindu God Has Raped The Wife Of Sage Gautama .Its Also Mentioned In Skanda Purana V.iii.136.2-16 ”There was a Brahmana named Gautama who was like another Brahma. He was endowed with truthfulness and piety. He was engrossed in the Vanaprastha stage of life. His blessed wife named Ahalya was very famous in all the three worlds as a woman endowed with beauty and prime of youth. Satakratu [Indra], the king of Devas, was infatuated by the exceptional beauty of Ahalya. The Slayer of Bala, therefore, tempted her. ”O beautiful lady of uncensured features, resort to me, the king of Devas, Sport about with me. You shall be one honoured in all the three worlds. What will you do with this Brahmana who has become lean and emaciated due to his over-zealousness for purity and conventional rites and austerities and Vedic studies! O lady of beautiful eyes, you must be rather undergoing sufferings now.”…Getting an opportunity, he assumed the excellent guise of the sage and carnally delighted Ahalya who believed (that he was Gautama) in the inner apartment. Within a moment thereafter, O descendant of Bharata, the excellent sage hurriedly entered the apartment. On seeing Gautama come Purandara [Indra] became terrified and he went out. Seeing him he thought (knew) that it was Sakra. So Gautama became highly enraged and he cursed Devendra: ”Since you could not control your senses, be one with a thousand vaginal apertures.” On being cursed thus, Devendra was instantly covered with a thousand vaginal apertures.

      This is why India is the most dangerous country in the world. To save India, and it’s women, Hinduism must be abolished and flushed down the toilet.

      1. @Mr. Black,
        Don’t tell me what is written in Vedas & Quran. If you check present educational statistics, you will come to know the social status of muslim women.
        In India, only 50% muslim women are literate.. in Pakistan literacy percentage is even less than this. In Afghanistan, girl schools are already closed by Taliban.. If you study properly, you will come to know that muslim women is a most backward community all over the world. They are backward in terms of education, financial aspects, social rights etc. Instead of writing abusive language, please accept the truth.

        1. Don’t waste your time, Mr.Black is probably the person who moderates the comments. Or else, there would be no way where his/her hateful, bigoted and openly racist comments get shown here.

  6. https://www.aajtak.in/india/news/story/danish-siddiqui-death-updates-talibani-terrorist-crushed-his-head-by-car-afghan-commander-bilal-ahmed-ntc-1294597-2021-07-20

    https://www.newslaundry.com/2021/07/20/ambushed-by-the-taliban-kandahar-locals-recall-danish-siddiquis-death

    The short answer to your question ; Taliban does not and wil not respect human rights. They only recognise the power that flows through the barrel of a gun. Nothing has changed in all these 20 years.

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